sedulous

  • 1 Sedulous — Sed u*lous (?; 135), a. [L. sedulus, perhaps from sedere to sit, and so akin to E. sit.] Diligent in application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business, or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily industrious; assiduous; as,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 sedulous — [sej′oo ləs] adj. [L sedulus < sedulo, diligently, orig., without guile < se , apart (see SECEDE) + dolus, trickery < Gr dolos: see TALE] 1. working hard and steadily; diligent 2. constant; persistent [sedulous attention to the task] SYN …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 sedulous — I adjective active, adsiduus, alert, ardent, assiduous, attentive, avid, brisk, busily engaged, busy, conscientious, constant, diligent, dogged, eager, energetic, firm, hardworking, indefatigable, industrious, keen, laborious, painstaking,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 sedulous — (adj.) 1530s, from L. sedulus attentive, painstaking, probably from sedulo (adv.) sincerely, diligently, from sedolo without deception or guile, from se without, apart (see SECRET (Cf. secret)) + dolo, ablative of dolus deception, guile, cognate… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 sedulous — assiduous, diligent, industrious, *busy Analogous words: persevering, persistent (see corresponding verbs at PERSEVERE): untiring, unwearied, *indefatigable, tireless …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 sedulous — [adj] assiduous active, busy, determined, diligent, hard working, industrious, laborious, persevering, plugging, tireless; concepts 538,542 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 sedulous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing dedication and diligence. DERIVATIVES sedulity noun sedulously adverb sedulousness noun. ORIGIN Latin sedulus zealous …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 sedulous — adjective Etymology: Latin sedulus, from sedulo sincerely, diligently, from sed , se without + dolus guile more at suicide Date: 1540 1. involving or accomplished with careful perseverance < sedulous craftsmanship > 2. diligent in application or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 sedulous — sedulously, adv. sedulousness, n. /sej euh leuhs/, adj. 1. diligent in application or attention; persevering; assiduous. 2. persistently or carefully maintained: sedulous flattery. [1530 40; < L sedulus, adj. deriv. of the phrase se dolo… …

    Universalium

  • 10 sedulous — adjective Diligent in application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily industrious; assiduous. , the sedulous bee See Also: sedulously, sedulity …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 sedulous — adjective formal hard working and determined: a sedulous worker sedulously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 sedulous — UK [ˈsedjʊləs] / US [ˈsedʒələs] adjective very formal showing continued hard work, effort, and determination His work is characterized by precision and a sedulous attention to detail. Derived word: sedulously adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 13 sedulous — sed•u•lous [[t]ˈsɛdʒ ə ləs[/t]] adj. 1) diligent in character or application; persevering 2) persistently or carefully maintained: sedulous flattery[/ex] • Etymology: 1530–40; < L sēdulus, adj. der. of the phrase sē dolō diligently, lit.,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 sedulous — /ˈsɛdʒələs / (say sejuhluhs) adjective 1. diligent in application or attention; persevering. 2. persistently or carefully maintained: sedulous flattery. {Latin sēdulus busy, careful} –sedulously, adverb –sedulousness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 sedulous — Synonyms and related words: active, ardent, assiduous, busy, constant, continuing, diligent, dogged, elaborate, enduring, energetic, faithful, fervent, hard, hardworking, hustling, immutable, inalterable, indefatigable, indomitable, industrious,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 sedulous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. diligent, industrious, assiduous, persevering, persistent. See activity, tenacity. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. attentive, assiduous, unremitting, active, deSirous, unwearied, industrious, diligent,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 sedulous — sed|u|lous [ sedʒələs ] adjective VERY FORMAL working or trying very hard ╾ sed|u|lous|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 sedulous — sed·u·lous || sedÊ’É™lÉ™s / sedjÊŠl adj. assiduous, diligent, persistent, tireless …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 sedulous — [ sɛdjʊləs] adjective showing dedication and diligence. Derivatives sedulity sɪ dju:lɪti noun sedulously adverb sedulousness noun Origin C16: from L. sedulus zealous + ous …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 sedulous — a. Diligent, assiduous, industrious, laborious, active, busy, notable, persevering, painstaking, unremitting, diligently employed, busily engaged …

    New dictionary of synonyms


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